Why hello lovely internet! I’ve been living in a work shaped hole for a while, but now I have all kinds of cool stuff to show you! Keep an eye out for even more new projects later this week.
I recently did branding and a website for journalist and writer, Melissa Gira Grant. She just put out a new book, and wanted a new platform to help her promote it. As a long time reader of her writing, I jumped at the opportunity to help her with her design and development needs.
When I started talking with Melissa about her brand, she described it as “hard femme deco”. As soon as the words were out of her mouth, I knew exactly what direction to go in.
I especially like the lockup, which combined a pen nib with a flower, as well as Melissa’s initials.
Go on over to her website to check out her work, and mine.
Hey guys! I haven’t been posting much here lately because I’ve been super super busy making a whole lot of stuff for a whole lot of people. One thing I should mention is that I’m now Creative Director at Zivity.
Zivity is a place where Models & Photographers create images with the support and imagination of their Backers. Backers can elect to pay the artists for the content they like, or commission specific kinds of photos.
I’ll be doing another post on the rebrand & style guide I did for them, at some point. That said- we just did this awesome Valentine’s Day project that I want to share with you!
Our CEO, Cyan, asked me to put together a set of valentines to give out as a thank you to our artists and members.
We went through dozens of Valentine’s Day themed photosets on the site to find a handful that would lend themselves well to illustration.
I did illustrations based on my favorite shots from those sets, then sent them off to the folks at Dependable Letterpress to print them. I wanted to create something really tactile and weighty for these cards, so letterpress was an obvious choice.
We also did a pink to red split fountain effect to get a nice gradient on the second color pass.
The cards are perforated so you can tear them off and give them out to all your favorite people.
& here’s a list of all the models and photographers who made the content that inspired these illustrations:
Miss Kacie Marie by scherbius, Mosh by Redrum Collaboration, Pearl by Sequoia Emanuelle, Gracie Hagen by Anthropix, Porphyria by CandyLust, & Skyee_Line by justice91423.
I recently had the privilege of designing all the collateral for spooky chamber music duo, The Parlour Trick.
I’ve already shown you the logo I did for them a while back, but there was a whole lot more to the project! Among the things I designed for them were LP packaging, CD packaging, postcards, sheet music, a responsive website, and motion graphics. The photos on the website and packaging are by Ellen Rogers and Audrey Penven.
Check out the titles and credits I made for the video below! I also did some post production on the video.
MEREDITH YAYANOS – DIRECTOR ♦ RACHEL BRICE – DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, COSTUMER ♦ ADAM LAMAS – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ♦ BRYAN SHELTON – EDITOR ♦ BRIEN HINDMAN – POST-PRODUCTION ♦ DEVON DEVEREAUX – FIRST AD / LIGHTING ♦ STAR ST.GERMAIN – TITLES / CREDITS / POST
Recently, the band released the cd & vinyl pressing of their record. So go get that while it lasts!
This has been one of my favorite projects this year, and I’m really happy with what I made for it.
Also, this album is awesome.
My friend Eden is making a tarot deck!
But not just a beautifully rendered deck, but also- a deck that comes with music!
I don’t think I’ve even heard of such a thing before. She was lovely enough to ask me to contribute a track to her project, and so I’m making some new music just for her. Watch this video to see the cards and hear more about her deck:
She just put up a little artist spotlight thing, in which she said some really super nice things about my music. Maybe some of the nicest things anybody’s ever said about my music, even!
The tracks will come in a special edition of the deck called The Sonic Arcana. I’m in really good company with the other musicians on this project (Mark Growden, Myrrh Larsen, Artemis Robison, Jill Tracy, Unwoman, and Meredith Yayanos), so even if you don’t dig my tunes or tarot, there’s lots of other good people to listen to on here!
Lastly, here’s a little video preview of some of the noises I’m making to go with her cards.
No vocals for now, but you’ll get an idea. Also, I’m making dance music now? More on that later.
She’s only got 6 days left on her kickstarter, so check it out if you want one!
So I finished my illustration from this year’s Designer Vaca! & I actually ended up doing two! Kathleen submitted this shot with two photos in it, so I just drew them both.
So stoked for her and her baby boy! Thanks to everyone else who sent me stuff. There’s a high likelihood that I might draw a couple more when I have some spare time.
Breakfast at The Parker
Breakfast at The Parker
Chess at The Parker
Like last year, this year’s Designer Vaca was inspiring and awesome!
I roomed with Shauna again this year, and we spent our time talking all things Branch.
I got to catch up with all the awesome people I met last year, and also made a handful of smart and sassy new friends!
It was so great to spend time surrounded by so many talented ladies.
To get a better idea of what it was like, check out this sweet video from Jay Adores.
On my birthday, I went to Golden Gate Park and spent some quality time with my Mom.
She had never been to San Francisco before, so I took her to the Conservatory of Flowers. Lucky for us, it happened to be their monthly free day!
Lillypads – Conservatory of Flowers
Self Portrait with Dahlias – Conservatory of Flowers
Dahlias – Conservatory of Flowers
While I had been to the conservatory before, I had never seen the Dahlia Dell. It was there that I learned that the Dahlia is the official flower of San Francisco.
Cocoons – Conservatory of Flowers
Monarch – Conservatory of Flowers
Citrus – Conservatory of Flowers
I sat in the butterfly garden and watched the monarchs hatching. I love the gold and green pattern on their cocoons. I want to do something inspired by that palate now! Monarchs have the market cornered on color combinations, IMHO.
The Butterfly garden just got extended through March, so you have plenty of time to visit if you’re local.
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